Forest fires in Spain at lowest level for ten years

This year’s cool and damp summer in much of Spain has helped to bring forest fires down to their lowest level for 10 years, and 68% less than the 10-year average. August was distinctly cool in Castilla y León, Galicia and Asturias, and there were moderate temperatures in the rest with ample rain. Specifically, 26,951 hectares of “forest” were burnt compared in the first six months of the year compared to 68,673 last year, with the Canaries fire accounting for 77.5%. Perhaps improved fire-fighting measures have helped too. We shall see. More on fire in Spain and its causes

(El Pais)

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